Singapore, March 1, 2007– Over a dozen broadcasters and post-production facilities in the Asia Pacific region have recently embraced Autodesk, Inc.‘s (NASDAQ: ADSK) visual effects, editing/finishing and digital color-grading products running on the Linux operating system. These Autodesk products are used for the creation of television channel branding and program packaging, as well as film and long-form television content. more
Archive for March 1st, 2007
Los Angeles, CA (March 1, 2007) — Massive Software announced today that the company‘s AI-driven animation system has been utilized by leading visual effects and animation studio Animal Logic for the Warner Bros. animated hit, Happy Feet. Using Massive, Animal Logic filled the screen with enough happy-footed “extras” to populate several Busby Berkeley showstoppers. The film, which opened on November 17, and has already grossed over $350 million, is director George Miller‘s first CGI animated offering, and features a voice cast that includes Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman and Robin Williams. more
Digital Rapids will be showcasing our complete range of professional solutions for video ingest, encoding, transcoding, protection, streaming and delivery in booth number SL10705 at NAB2007.
Digital Rapids solutions scale from individual applications to enterprise and global workflows, delivering unparalleled productivity, quality, flexibility and security while streamlining our customers‘ operations and enabling content and rights owners to effectively repurpose their content to capitalize on new distribution opportunities. Digital Rapids solutions empower applications including post production, IPTV, VOD, web streaming, mobile video, corporate and government communications, education, archive and more. more
Los Angeles / London, March 1, 2007 — Sohonet, the first and largest high bandwidth connector for the global entertainment industry, is launching “Sohonet Freeway” a unique new benefit to further enhance their leading service to the international film and television production industry.
The Sohonet international network always has ample spare capacity in reserve that can be made available instantly for time critical transfers. The “Freeway” service provides access on a shared basis to some of this spare bandwidth on the Sohonet system for all clients in London and Los Angeles. This new service will allow extra bandwidth to Sohonet clients for occasional project work, project pitching and trial usage. more
Cost-Effective, High-Functionality Additions For Power, Lighting And Cooling Creates A Complete Rack Solution From A Single Vendor
MAYVILLE, WISCONSIN, March 1, 2007 – APWMayville™, a leader in rack and enclosure solutions for the broadcast, audio/visual, security, data communications and telecommunications industries, will introduce an expanded suite of rack accessories at NAB2007 (Las Vegas Convention Center, April 16-19, Booth #SU7220). New accessories for power, lighting and cooling, completely customizable with any APWMayville Stantron® rack, are designed to enhance functionality for radio and television broadcasters and eliminate the need to purchase essential components from multiple vendors. more
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28, 2007 – Pixel Corps, TWiT.tv and Podango Productions today announced Gear Media Tech (GMT), a three-day seminar dedicated to showing online producers the real nuts and bolts behind media production, including audio and video for the Web and mobile devices. Lead by industry veterans Leo Laporte (This Week in Technology, Tech TV), Scott Borne (Podango Productions, NetRadio) and Alex Lindsay (Pixel Corps, MacBreak), GMT is scheduled to take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 28-30, 2007 at the Zeum Theater in San Francisco. more
Myrtle Creek, Ore. — Feb. 27, 2006 — Artbeats takes to the skies once more to offer three new royalty-free stock footage collections: New York City Aerials 2, New England Aerials and Southwest Cliffs Aerials. Featuring striking footage of the Big Apple, the Northeast‘s picturesque countryside and capital cities, and dramatic cliffs of the desert Southwest, these new titles were captured using the renowned Gyron Eagle Camera system and include the same pristine, hard-to-obtain footage that has made Artbeats a favorite among industry professionals. more
CINCINNATI, March 1, 2007 – Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has signed an agreement to provide its cutting-edge broadcast OSi Sales, Traffic and Research solutions suite to Allbritton Communications Company.
Under the agreement, Harris will provide Allbritton with a comprehensive traffic-sales solution for its entire broadcast and cable television operation. The traffic-sales solution includes both OSi-Traffic™ and OSi-AdConnections™ to integrate Allbritton‘s seven network-affiliated stations and cable news channel located in Washington, DC; Harrisburg, Pa., Birmingham, Ala., Little Rock, Ark.,Tulsa, Okla., Roanoke-Lynchburg Va., and Charleston, SC. more
XL Video has supplied design collective United Visual Artists (UVA) with Barco O-Lite modules for their critically acclaimed interactive music installation, ‘Volume‘ at the V&A Museum, London.
The work was commissioned buy the V&A as part of the Playstation Season, and is a collaboration between UVA, Robert Del Naja (3D of Massive Attack) and his long-term co-writer Neil Davidge (as part of their music production company, one point six).
Staged in the V&A‘s John Madejski Garden, the O-Lite is arranged into 46 columns mounted on 6 x 7 grid, each column consisting of 24 O-Lite modules stacked on top of one another. These measure 2.5 metres in height by 12 centimeters wide, and the columns are placed 2 metres apart, each with a speaker on top. more
XL Video, leading international supplier of projection and presentation systems for the live corporate and entertainment industries, strengthens its HD capabilities with a massive investment in Grass Valley LDK 8000 HD Cameras from Thomson.
XL Video – always at the forefront of emerging technologies – took delivery of five of the first LDK 8000s in Europe, completing an order that was among the very first taken for the new units, launched at IBC2006 in September. more